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    Summon: Recommended Research Guides

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    What is the Summon Recommended Research Guides feature, and how do we set it up for our patrons?

    The Summon Recommended Research Guides feature is available to those libraries using the Summon 2.0 interface and features.

    This page is part of a larger set of documentation about the Summon Topic Explorer.

    The Recommended Research Guides feature exposes the user to valuable information and research help.

    At this time, this feature is only available for guides in Springshare XML format.

    The feature displays within the Topic Explorer on the right side of the Summon results page:


    How the Recommended Research Guides Feature Works

    When the user's query generates a search topic for display in the Topic Explorer, a search algorithm analyzes the library's research guides indexed in Summon to see if there is a relevant guide to include in the Topic Explorer. The search algorithm looks at all library items indexed in Summon with the content type research guide.

    The Topic Explorer will display as many as three relevant research guides. The user's search results set will of course include these research guides as well as any additional relevant guides.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 14-Jun-2018
    • Old Article Number: 8832
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